Shubha Mudgal

  • Shubha-Mudgal
     Shubha Mudgal: Born in 1959 into a musically dedicated family, Shubha Mudgal has been trained by some of the finest musicians and musicologists in India. Trained initially as a khayal singer by Pandit Ram Ashreya Jha in Allahabad, Shubha later moved to Delhi where she received the guidance of gurus such as Pt. Vinay Chandra Muadgalya, and Pt. Vasant Thakar. She went on to learn stylistic techniques from well-known maestros Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki and the legendary Pt. Kumar Gandharva. She also received training in thumri from the late Smt. Naina Devi, and is one of the most versatile and popular concert artists among the younger generation of Hindustani musicians.
    Shubha Mudgal started performing as a Hindustani Classical Singer in the 80’s, and gained a certain reputation as a talented singer. In the 90’s, she started experimenting with other forms of music, including pop and fusion varieties.
    In addition to being a popular concert artist, Shubha has also won recognition as a composer. Her repertoire of medieval bhakti (devotional) poetry has received great appreciation from music lovers in India and abroad. She has also been working with film makers and her recent performance in Mira Nair’s new film–Kama Sutra, A Tale of Love–has been widely acclaimed.
    She is the recipient of numerous awards, including:Best Music Direction in a non-feature film for her music in the documentary “Amrit Beej” by Meera Dewan, at the National Film Festival of India, 1996.Aadharshila Award 1996. Kalashri Award from Raja Ram Mohan Roy Education Foundation 1997. Surmani from Sur Singar Samsad 1982. Shubha has performed extensively in several music festivals in and outside India.